Wy’s 2017 debut album “Okay” was one of my favourite of the year and one I still listen to. Last week, the longtime lovers released the first new single since and an accompanying video for Pavements.
Shifting from the dreamy melancholia, Pavements pulses like a neon-lit rush through the streets. It’s frantic and unapologetic as singer Ebba grips her anguish and wields it like a weapon, unlike anything on their debut album. In the self-directed video, Ebba does just that by boxing with molten energy. Of the video, she says:
“While recording the studio version of the song our friend Joar told me that it sounded like someone punching. I immediately saw myself boxing in the air to it and so we made it the video. When we recorded the footage I tried to mimic how I moved and felt while recording the vocals. I think the act of boxing captures the feeling of the song perfectly, especially when I can’t really box. There is a weirdness to it that I like.”